Vegas to get major conference

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By The Staff

The Las Vegas Board of Realtors has announced that the state meeting of the Real Estate Association of New Mexico will be holding its spring 2011 meeting in Las Vegas. It's the first time the state meeting will be held in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas was selected because of an increase in its motel room count and its expanded ability to host a large group in one meeting room. Association members said Las Vegas is surrounded by beauty and history, and they look forward to having the conference here.

Katharine Duke, a local broker, has worked to bring the convention to Las Vegas. It is believed that this will place Las Vegas on the map for future conventions. Plans are to provide a conference experience that the association's membership will not forget, Duke said.

Earlier this year, Plaza Hotel expanded and added conference facilities. Two chain motels have been built in Las Vegas over the last couple of years.